anyway, i bring this up because i want to tell you about this chick i internet stalk. a couple months ago evan told me about this video he saw on worldstar with this "extreme fitness couple" and i needed to watch it. he sent me the link and i didnt watch it for like a week when i had nothing better to do. you can watch the video here. unfortunately i cant post videos or i would. so, i finally watch it and wow!! i wish i had sooner. its this super fit couple that do calisthenics, which is a type of exercise where you use mostly just your body. they can like hold on to a fence by their hannds and their whole body is stiff as a board horizontal. its fucking crazy. when i first started losing weight it was because i didnt want to be a health hazard to myself. then i wanted to be less than 200lbs. then i wanted to be able to buy jeans anywhere. then between doing insanity and seeing this i decided that i wanted to be able to do crazy shit with my body that only fit people could do. if you watch that video and really see what they do and image how STRONG you have to be to do that, its AMAZING!
so i fell in love. i got on instagram and found the chick, her name is antionette pacheco. first of all, shes a US Marine. so if i stop talking about her right now, you already know shes fucking bad ass. she is stronger than most men, but looks totally feminine. dont get me wrong, she looks strong, but she is still soft and feminine. she has a 4 year old daughter, and if my stalking is correct, her name is Siren, also bad ass. This woman's body has carried a baby and she is like a rock. Like talk about super mom lol. Antionette posts pictures of killer workouts and yoga poses. she also post pictures of her daughter working out! its so frieken awesome. there are some moms that just make me SO excited for motherhood, she is one of them! one time i posted a picture of me squatting with 170lbs (1lb more than i weighed at the time) and i tagged her in it (instagram) and she commented "looking strong girl!!" i totally felt like a little boy band fan, i was so excited she knew i existed lol
so, today i was watching some of her boyfriends youtube videos and i noticed one of them said "vegan calisthenics". i thought it must be someones last name or something, no way this guy is vegan. but you know me, i googled it lol and sure enough, he fucking is! his name is Frank Medrano. hes not a huge guy, but hes made of frieken steel. check out this article on the Forks Over Knives page about him. so then i thought, omg, is antionette vegan? so i googled it. and she IS! this woman is like my fitness idol and now i find out she is VEGAN!? talk about a great frieken day in my world!! so there you have it my friends, vegans get PLENTY of protien and have PLENTY of muscles! we dont only eat leaves! now i am willing to bet she raises her child vegan, and that just makes my heart melt!!! i think one of the biggest challenges i will have in finding a man to spend my life with will be finding one who is cool with my eating style and my beliefs, and cool with their children being raised vegan. obviously i just need a vegan husband to make that all easier. let me know if you know one available:-P
im really excited because just as i am slowly switching my fridge freezer and cabinets over to organic food i am also cleaning out the dishes i eat off of. if i eat off of it, it should be glass or ceramic. i am trying to become BPA free, and that means no plastic. i trust no one, so i dont trust that because theres a BPA free sticker on it, it actually is. if you dont know what bpa is, its a chemical compound found in a lot of plastics. there is evidence that it is harmful to humans, especially babies and fetuses. theres evidence it makes people crazy and fat and a mess of other things. google it. you dont want your food absorbing it. so, i recently got rid of my plastic bowls and plates. today i got a great set of 4 glasses and a pitcher. my grandmother had these blue octagon shaped glasses and when i was a kid i said i wanted to have when i grew up. sure enough theyre in my cabinet now, so i could finally get rid of all my plastic cups :) next step will be switching out my tupperwear and gladwear. its a slow process so i dont overwhelm myself but i feel really good about it. one step closer to chemical free living.
i have an announcement to make! today i ran a mile in 9 minutes!!! well, 9:54, but still, under 10 lol. i am a very comfortable runner at 5.5 on the treadmill. ive been wanting to do a single digit mile for a while and today i finally did! i ran a 6.1 for the first .85 and a 6.3 that last little bit. it was hard. but i was so proud. now i will work on being able to maintain that speed. i can do a whole 5k at 5.5 without ever slowing down. i want to be able to do that at 6.1! that would be a 30 minute 5k, which would be amazinnnng! my first 5k was 49 minutes!
the last thing i wanted to talk about is how EXCITED i am for one of my friends. weve never been super close but ive known her since i was like 13 thru a mutual friend, and then we ended up at the same high school. she has always had, and still has a beautiful body. she had a baby last year and no joke, 3 months later she was positing pics looking like she NEVER had a baby. and not to down play how awesome that is, but im pretty sure she didnt do much to achieve it. not that facebook is the tell all, but she is a frequent poster, and workouts were never a topic. anyways, she always comments on my pictures saying that shes so jealous, she hates herself, she envies me, she feels like shit whenever i post, etc. i dont get mad because i know shes not hating on me, shes just vocalizing her hate for herself. its really ironic because her body is nice! i even remember her posting a picture of oreos and milk with the captions "breakfast" about a week after she got back to her pre pregnancy weight. i literally saved the picture because i was so fucking jealous that this bitch could lose baby weight eating oreos, and im over her struggling every day to lose 2lbs a week! i intended to blog about it to talk about how life is just not fair, but i never ended up posting it. i didnt forget though. so when she tells me she is jealous of ME i am like WHAT?
she messaged me this week to tell me she hates herself and is miserable and needs to make a change. we had some really good convo about how she needs to get her ass in fucking gear. i understand that although her body looks great, she feels like crap physically and she feels like crap mentally because she knows shes not taking care of it. diabetes and obesity run in her family. i let her know that if she keeps eating oreos for breakfast shes going to be fat by 40 when her metabolism slows down and then shell end up with diabetes and maybe heart disease too. i reminded her that her daughter will learn her habits, and unless she wants her in the same spot in 20 years she better start leading my example. i gave her a little tough love because shes been TALKING about how she needs to get healthy for fucking ever! i thought maybe a little tough love would be the boost to get her moving.
well, she got insanity and is 3 days in. she sent me a pic yesterday of her sweating her ass off, and hardwork never looked so good! today she was so sore she had to quit early. i know the feeling and i am not worried she quit for good. ill be making sure she does it tomorrow. shes quit smoking and is considering drinking shakeology. i am so god damn proud of her i could CRY. i want to say LOL but im kind of serious. she has been talking about being sad and miserable and unhealty and doing nothing about it for so long that its like a damn miracle happened. i just know once she does this she is going to realize she can do a whole lot more, she is going to get her power back, and her whole life will change. parts of my life that have nothing to do with health or weight loss got SO MUCH BETTER after losing the weight because i just knew that i could anything. i was so much more confident. i had climbed mount Everest! what could stop me! for my friend, her mount Everest is a little bit different, but i really think her life is about to change and head in an INSANE direction and i am so glad to have a front row seat!!
im in day 2 of the official 3 day shakeology cleanse. i am doing it the way its supposed to be done this time (last time was really modified) and i feel good! i love shakeology but i really love food, so i look forward to my salad for dinner every night when its the only solid thing i get to have all day. so far so good! i post exactly what i ate and my results on thursday when its over :)